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Parliament rejects ‘unlawful’ proposal to import pesticide-resistant GM maize to the EU

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 13:14

Brussels - Today, the European Parliament dealt another blow to the Commission over GM crops, objecting to the import of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ Liberty Link™ GM maize into the EU [1]. The Parliament said the decision to authorise the import of...

EU ministers sell out on promise to end overfishing

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 4:23

Brussels – Early on Wednesday morning, EU ministers reached a disappointing agreement on 2016 fishing quotas that endorses continued overfishing of stocks in the Northeast Atlantic and the North Sea [1].

MEPs plot Christmas jackpot for nuclear industry

Press release | December 15, 2015 at 8:40

Brussels – A European Parliament own-initiative report [1] that is due to be adopted this Tuesday afternoon could call for broad subsidies and state support for nuclear energy projects in Europe, warned Greenpeace. Pro-nuclear members of...

PHOTOS: Greenpeace assists in rescuing hundreds from Aegean Sea

Blog entry by India Thorogood | December 14, 2015

All rights reserved . Credit: Will Rose/Greenpeace The Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace crew are making sure that people who are risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece, arrive...

Europe’s fish stocks and fishing communities face further decline without strict...

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 10:06

Brussels - With more than 40 per cent of Atlantic and North Sea fish stocks assessed as overfished, EU ministers meeting today and tomorrow must set strict quotas for 2016 to end overfishing. Ministers are expected to conclude their work late on...

Greenpeace response to final climate deal and EU contribution

Press release | December 12, 2015 at 19:30

Paris/Brussels – Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said:

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